CCGs in Derbyshire have backtracked on proposals to cut a mental health service for people with severe needs, following local public outcry.
A clinical commissioning group’s proposal to cut a service for severe mental health needs will leave patients with “nowhere else” to go, a union has warned.
More diverse organisations benefit the planning and provision of services, resulting in higher quality care for the population served, writes Sean Duggan
Permanent deals are yet to be agreed by NHS trusts whose facilities management services were hit by the collapse of Carillion, HSJ can reveal.
A former mental health trust chief executive, who resigned last year after helping to cover up the sexual harassment of a HR director, is being paid £60,000 to work two days a week as a private consultant at a neighbouring trust.
Two foundation trusts in the East Midlands have announced plans to merge and create a single organisation.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
The search to replace Dame Julie Mellor as the parliamentary and health service ombudsman is underway, with job adverts posted online and in the national press.
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NHS ombudsman Dame Julie Mellor was warned twice about her deputy’s role in covering up the sexual harassment of an NHS director, before he was exposed by HSJ, an independent review has revealed.
STRUCTURE: Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has put on hold a decision to appoint a permanent chief executive amid the possibility it could merge or be taken over by Derbyshire Community Health Services FT.
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The board of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has ordered a review into the actions of Dame Julie Mellor and the organisation’s response to revelations of a cover up, HSJ has learned.
The deputy parliamentary and health service ombudsman has taken a leave of absence pending an independent investigation, HSJ can reveal.
The parliamentary health service ombudsman, Dame Julie Mellor, was told that her deputy was involved in covering up the sexual harassment of an NHS trust HR director at least seven months ago, HSJ can reveal.
Regulators have taken action against an NHS trust at the centre of a sexual harassment case that saw a former director awarded £800,000 by an employment tribunal.
LEADERSHIP: Monitor is investigating how a mental health trust is run after an employment tribunal found that a trust director was unfairly dismissed after being harassed by the former trust chair.
STRUCTURE: Two foundation trusts in Derbyshire have signed a three year agreement to deliver services for children, young people and families together to improve ‘quality, productivity and efficiency’.
FINANCE: Erewash CCG had overspent by more than £1m on acute contracts by the end of November – largely as a result of work by Derby Hospitals Foundation Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.